- Location: Nevada
Renewing Your CDL in Nevada
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All Nevada CDLs must be renewed in person every four years at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Go into your local full-service DMV office and submit the following:
- Evidence of a physical exam within the last two years (use the Medical Examination Report).
- Pay applicable fees (see "Renewal Fees," below).
- For hazardous materials endorsements, take the hazardous materials knowledge test again and submit to another federally mandated background check (through the TSA: $89.25) if you wish to keep this endorsement on your CDL.
A new medical exam may also be required.
NOTE: If you've been convicted of two or more moving violations in the previous four years, you will probably be required to take the knowledge tests again, and possibly even the driving tests. Talk to an examiner at your full-service DMV office for more details.
If you wish to add an endorsement to your CDL or upgrade your license class, you will need to fill out a new Commercial Driver's License Application and pass the applicable knowledge and/or skills tests.
Fees are payable when you come in to renew:
- Renewal requiring no test or only a knowledge test: $57
- Renewal requiring knowledge and skills tests: $87
- Added endorsement: $14 plus $3 photo fee
- Drive test to add endorsement: $30 plus $3 photo fee
NOTE: As of October 10, 2008, Nevada has instituted a Central Issuance policy for driver licenses. If you visit Carson City or Reno DMV locations, you will not receive your renewed license over the counter. You'll receive a temporary license at the office and your official license will be mailed to you within 10 days.
While the Central Issuance policy is currently only effective in Carson City and Reno areas, the policy will take effect in all remaining Nevada DMV offices in the coming weeks.
Fees listed in this article reflect the new Central Issuance fees. If you live in an area where Central Issuance is not yet in effect, subtract 75 cents from the fees listed above.